Meet one of our licensed social workers, Amy. We asked her some questions about her compassionate work and some fun, inspiring questions to get to know her.
Q1 What’s your job title? Social worker
Q2 What sort of duties do you have at work? Resource planning, emotional support, and counseling, assist with advance care planning
Q3 Do you have any mentors in your professional life? Everyone I work within my professional life mentors me in some way, even if not intentional.
Q4 Who inspires you? Not one person in particular, but generally people who are hurting or rising to a challenge inspire me. Caregivers inspire me. Grievers inspire me.
Q5 What kind of music do you like? I really enjoy rock classics, easy listening. Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Hall and Oates are some of my favorites.
Q6 What’s the best place you’ve traveled to? I’ve been to Hawaii and a few mountain national parks. I still love the Upper Peninsula most.
Q7 What’s the best book you’ve read recently? “Kiss Good Night.” It’s about a mama bear putting her cub to bed. My one-year-old son’s current favorite, and the only reading time I have these days!
Q8 What’s the most exciting part of your job? Meeting new people and unexpected connections. It’s a really small world!
Q9 Where did you work before this position? Maternal Infant Health Program at Muskegon Family Care
Q10 What’s your most-used productivity hack? The 10 steps/30-second rule: take the extra 10 steps or 30 seconds to get it done- Don’t wait until later.
Q11 What animal would you consider your spirit animal? Elephant
Q12 What’s something you’re proud of? Motherhood
Q13 What’s your favorite food? Sushi
Q14 Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies? I like archery hunting and writing.
Q15 Do you have any pets? A beagle/basset named Scout.
Q16 Are you a coffee or tea person? Black coffee
Q17 What’s something you find challenging about your work? Resource limitations- whether time or money. It usually seems that the toughest problems I see could be solved with more of one or both of those.
Q18 If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? I’d make my twin sister move to the same city.
Q19 What’s your biggest fear? Loss.
Q20 What motivates you at work? Seeing others feel heard.
Q21 What’s one thing you’re really bad at? Math.
Q22 What’s one thing you’re really good at? Listening.
Q23 Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes
Q24 What’s a skill you’d like to improve on? Personal boundary setting
Q25 What’s your favorite memory? I cannot pick just one! My bank is full of good ones.
Q26 What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? A standing ovation after a speech.
Q27 When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I had no clue!
Q28 What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends? Anything outside!
Q29 What’s your favorite holiday? Easter.
Q30 Can you speak more than one language? Very (very) minimal Spanish.
Q31 How would your friends describe you? Quiet, funny, nice.
Q32 Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Introvert.
Q33 Do you like roller coasters? No.
Q34 Do you have any phobias? Not really.
Q35 If you could play an instrument, what would it be? Piano
Q36 What’s your favorite season? Spring
Q37 What’s your idea of a perfect day? A warm, sunny day at home, outside with my husband and son. Coffee on the deck in the morning and dinner on the grill in the evening.
Q38 What is one thing about Harbor Hospice, and the compassionate care, you would like the community to know? We really, truly love to meet you. The more we get to know you, the more we can support you.